Sunday, January 3, 2021

AD 1666 Cossacks in paint

 Last March I showcased all the factions in the unpainted, out of the box state.  Here are some painted up.

The heroes. Bohun is a little fuzzy, or is it just an action shot?
The faithful Cossack rank and file.

So far on the table they have acquired a fearsome rep, slaughtering monsters and commoners. 

Rest of Indian Army units

 I have  a few rifle squads that round out my Indian Army troops for the late 19th through early 20th century.  The figures are a mix of Copplestone, Foundry and Old Glory.

I think these are the Copplestone, good for 20's 30's although I often  drag them back further.
Foundry, in the late 19th century lines.
Old Glory Indian Army from  their colonial  range.  I have done these up more colorfully, my intent is units from one of the minor rulers under British control.  hence the different hue of khaki.
Copplestone officers flanking an OG officer.

German units real and imagined

 Got to have villains and in the Pulp/Noir time frame the Germans are commonly used as such. 

So here is what I have in the ready boxes, all attempting to further the 'no goodness guys.'

German marines, called Seebattalion, from the Old Glory Boxer Rebellion range.
Pulp Figures Zepplin Truppen, a bit of Noir fun.
Two officer types from the Zeppelin Truppen line. The fellow on the left could command a period U-Boat.
Last up, actual Mountain troops, these fellows from Brigade Games.

FFL and Senagalese

 Suitable for the '30's through WW2, here are some french Foreign Legion troops.

First up, some Artizan troops.

This group comes in at close to 20 figures. So front of group.
Rear of group. Wonderful to paint. Great poses.
Officers who wore the red cap, with gold lace.
Senegalese, from Warlord, a squad pack.
A better angle on the NCO with a Thompson, which happens in '43 as the Americans start supplying the Free French.
Everyone is mounted on 7/8" fender washers, sand and  Elmer's glue painted with craft paints.
These have been in the finished box  for awhile but will be receiving reinforcements Ala Murch's Pulp Figures.  I could not resist the character packs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

3rd through 6th days of Ho Ho Ho

 On the third day of Christmas, my true love said to me-

So, what do you want for your birthday? I will even get you toy soldiers. 

 (Ordered an Old Glory Army card, just to be prepared.)

On the fourth day of Christmas, my awesome daughter said to me-

So, Dad, what do you want for your birthday?

 Ordered some Wars of Ozzz stuff. ( More later.)

On the fifth day of Christmas, my grand-daughters, daughter and son in law, and my wife played a board game with me--

the game was 'Mansions of  Madness.'  (Sorry, Cthullu ate all the pictures.)

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love said to me..

I'm going out, run this one errand for me and go where ever you 'need to' while I visit my mother. 

 One more day to go this year, maybe there is hope for 2021.

In case I don't post tomorrow,....Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

On the first day of Christmas, my daughter (who is awesome) gave to me...a box of  Perry French Infantry....



On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me...breakfast before my MRI,

I wonder what the third day of Christmas will bring?

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

More Pulp

Probably the last unit done by Christmas, the specialist pack by Pulp Figures is fun to paint.  

Here is to all of you, wishing a happy holiday season!

   Pulp Miniatures Indian Army special weapons pack.